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Ballycummisk Mine, Audley Mines, Ballydehob, Mizen Peninsula, Co. Cork, Ireland

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 51° 32' 5'' North , 9° 28' 34'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 51.5347222222, -9.47611111111


Irish grid ref: V978323

An MHTI field trip to the site in August 2005 surveyed the area and determined that there were no accessible underground workings.
Presently (26th July 2009), the adit drive is still visible albeit overgrown and draining water. However it is collapsed in two places along its path and the lowest shaft is caved in.
Behind the main spoil heap there is a second open shaft, however it is rubbish filled.
At the top of the hill at the bend in the road there is a capped shaft which is fenced off.

The spoil heap contains the best example of regional Cu mineralization. The site should also be noted for well formed tetrahedrite (primary ore) crystals albeit largely micro in nature.


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22 valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

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References

The Abandoned Mines of West Carbery - Promoters, Adventures and Miners (D. Cowman and T.A. Reilly)

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